Fibre-rich recipe: quinoa & fig salad with lemon dressing

Looking for a fresh new take on fibre? Look no further, Bondi nutritionist Shane Landon shares his high fibre salad recipe with Bondi Beauty.

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Bondi nutritionist Shane Landon says this healthy recipe tastes great too.

Fibre is an essential part of every diet – it helps keep your system ‘regular’ and getting plenty of fibre  every day will help combat weight gain. My recent report on the health benefits of fibre also shows that it has powerful disease-fighting properties. All this makes fibre one super-nutrient that can’t be ignored! So use this salad as a perfect side for dinner or as a wholesome lunch and increase your fibre intake.

Preparation time:  15 minutes

Cooking time:  40 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

Salad

2 red capsicums 1 cup cooked quinoa

3 cups baby rocket leaves, washed

¼ cup dried figs, finely sliced

½ cup slivered almonds, toasted

zest of 1 orange

flesh of 2 oranges, chopped

Dressing

½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger

½ cup fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon honey

2 teaspoons lemon zest

½ teaspoon salt (optional)

Method

Preheat oven to 250°C. Cut red bell peppers in half, length ways, and remove seeds.

Place face down on oven tray and roast for 35–40 minutes, or until blackened and sunken.

Remove from oven and place into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave to cool.

Once cool, peel skin from peppers and slice into thin strips.

Combine roasted capsicum with cooked quinoa, rocket leaves, figs, almonds, orange zest and

oranges.

Mix gently to combine.

Dressing

Place ginger, lemon juice, honey, lemon zest and salt (optional) into a small sealed container, and

shake well to combine.

Drizzle dressing over salad and toss gently to serve

 

This recipe is courtesy of Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing

By local Bondi nutritionist Shane Landon, APD and Author of Focus on Fibre

 

What’s your favourite recipe?

To find out more, check out the Focus on Fibre report here and join the conversation in our comments section or on Twitter via #focusonfibre and #fibrefacts.

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